Wole Soyinka

SA RB AMB**LON** - Caption Writer,Sunday Alamba - STRINGER

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, during the launch of his new political party in Lagos, Nigeria Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, the first African honored with the award, launched a newly formed Nigerian political party Saturday, using the power of rhetoric to challenge apathetic voters in the oil-rich nation to overcome a government he called cynical and brutal. Members of the Democratic Front for a People's Federation elected Soyinka as its leader during the party's inaugural meeting. The 76-year-old essayist, easily recognizable by a shock of white hair, later told reporters he wouldn't run as a candidate in the nation's 2011 presidential election. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)